Is this the first time you are going on a high altitude trek? Is this all natural for your body? Undoubtedly, you’re going to put your body through a hard regime every day and constantly battling unfamiliar temperatures and terrain for almost a week.
Your body’s immune system is at its lowest once your trek ends. The moment you start your journey of the hills, the pollution, dust, bacteria, and viruses in the air are almost waiting to attack you. And they do. Our body doesn’t have the power to fight against these bad elements. Invariably, most trekkers feel sick. They get an attack of flu, sometimes even jaundice and typhoid. A trek fever is completely normal, but completely avoidable too.
How do you Avoid Trek Fever?
There are a bunch of things you can do to avoid trek fever mentioned below:
1) Go that Extra Mile
This is considered the most effective way of beating trek fever. It is as simple as that the more you prepare, the more you build your body’s immune system. So if you get extra-fit for your trek, your body has that little resource to keep you away from the bad elements of the non-Himalayan environment. If you are consistently fit and fitness is a part of your lifestyle, instead of just being for your trek, chances are remote of you getting trek fever.
2) Taking Rest
Think of your body as a battery whose charge is slowly reducing and completely exhausted, by the end of your trek. Rest is always best. Nothing can be magical like resting can. You really don’t bother to rush to a doctor. Within a few days, you’ll bounce back to life with same adventurous spirit. However, after three days if you still feel sick or weak, then do consult the doctor immediately to avoid any mishappening.
3) Avoid Junk food
Certainly, Junk food is never good for your body. Especially not at those dhabas or motel on your transit from the base camp. Instead, you need fresh & healthy food to boost your energy. However, if you still find no other option but to eat outside, then keep it very basic and light in taste like plain rice, rotis, and dal which is all time simple and healthy Indian food.
4) Avoid sightseeing immediately after your trek
Busy places with sweaty visitors should be last on your plan immediately after your trek. It is always recommended to go for exploring the sights before your trek, provided your “sightseeing” doesn’t involve bungee jumping or rafting. If you really need to go sightseeing after your trek, give it a break of at least two days after your trek. Give your body time to build up your strength.
A Timely reminder that prevention is always better than cure! The above-mentioned points will truly work as a remedy to fight against any unavoidable circumstances and will make your journey as comfortable and rock as you planned for.